Larry Catá Backer

Larry Catá Backer is the W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University. He earned his B.A. in History from Brandeis University, M.P.P. from Harvard University, and J.D. from Columbia University.

Professor Backer’s research is wide ranging, but focuses generally on the ordering of behavior through governance of both state and non-state actors. This typically involves examining the relationship between power and law frameworks in various types of institutions, both private and public.

Representative Publications

Backer, Larry Catá. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Japan, China, the US, and the Emerging Shape of a New World Trade Regulatory Order.” Washington University Global Studies Law Review 13 (2014): 49-81.

Backer, Larry Catá. “The Autonomous Global Corporation: On the Role of Organizational Law beyond Asset Partitioning and Legal Personality.” Tulsa Law Review 41 (2005): 541-571.

Backer, Larry Catá. “Global Panopticism: Surveillance Lawmaking by Corporations, States, and Other Entities.” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 15 (2008): 101-148.

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